Looking Up Word Definitions and Information

In this lesson for the Books app on the iPhone, I look at how to look up the definitions of a word in a book you are reading. I also show you how you can look up other information about a word such as related movies, TV shows, music, and additional information.

Selecting Text you want to Look Up
To select the word you want to look up information about, you just tap and hold on it. When you do, the iPhone will select that word. To expand the selection, you drag to handle at the beginning and end of your selection.

Looking up Information
Once you have the word selected, you’ll see a pop-up menu. Tap on Lookup to look up information about your selection. The first options are the definition, below that you will see related information including movies, TV shows, music, and other reference items. At the very bottom, you can also tap on Search Web to search the web with your selected text.

See this Lesson Action
To see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.

Lesson tags: iPhone Tutorials
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